Vanessa trained at Laine Theatre Arts where she was awarded the Eileen Rose Cup for Musical Theatre. Whilst at college Vanessa gained all of her teaching qualifications.
Vanessa’s performing career included Grease (Rizzo), Mary Poppins (Dir. Richard Eyre West End), Guys & Dolls (West End) The Drowsy Chaperone (West End) Thoroughly Modern Millie, Viva La Diva (with Darcey Bussell), Sister Act (West End) and the Feature Film Mrs Henderson Presents (with Judy Dench and Bob Hoskins)
Vanessa has taught in most of the top London Dance colleges!
Vanessa was one of the only ever female dancers to join the prestigious group Tap Dogs.

Vanessa’s first novel ‘SING (Like No One’s Listening)’ released in 2019, is published by Macmillan.
Her next novel is out in April 2021 and can be pre ordered now on Amazon!